How do filmmakers tell a story in under six minutes? Not just trailers, music videos, PSAs or experimental projects, but honest-to-goodness beginning-middle-end stories? The Short Short Story Film Festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, featuring films from across the globe, lovingly harvested by the folks here at MergingArts Productions.
From mini-documentaries to sentimental melodramas to black comedies to animated horror, the festival features succinct presentations of all kinds of short film stories.
Submission Dates and Fees
We are now accepting submissions for 2018. The 2018 submission deadline: 2018. There is to submit a film for consideration.
The length of the film including all credits must be at least 1 minute (1:00:00) and shorter than 6 minutes (5:59:xx).
The film must tell a story; this excludes public service announcements, trailers, music videos, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc.
Whether a piece is truly narrative is at the discretion of the submission review panel.
All genres and styles are considered, including live action and animation, documentary and fiction, drama and comedy, etc.
For 2018, we prefer films completed in 2017 or 2018. Films completed in 2016 may also be considered. Earlier films are ineligible.